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5 Home Downsizing Tips

By Mike in Urban Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Moving into a smaller space is always difficult, no matter how much you love your new digs. If you’ve been looking at condos for sale in Downtown San Diego because you’re thinking of downsizing, here are few tips to simplify the process.

1. Downsize Early

Don’t wait until a week before you move to start contemplating the downsizing you have to do. Instead, begin planning to sort through and get rid of some of your belongings roughly three months before you have to move.

2. Decide What to Keep

The first step in your actual downsizing should be focusing on all of the things that you legitimately need. Include furniture, sentimental items, appliances, and any other items that will be necessary in your new condo or loft in Downtown San Diego.

3. Divide up Everything Else

After setting aside your essentials, go through everything else in your house, dividing it into piles to keep, sell, and donate. Sell items if they are unnecessary, but you would like to recover your costs on them. If the items are unwanted but not trash, a local charity typically will welcome donations of clothing, furniture, and knick-knacks.

4. Donate Unsentimental Objects

It is tempting to keep extra dishes, ladders, chairs, and other useful items, just in case you need them. However, these items can always be bought again, and there are better things to do with your smaller space than store items that may or may not be needed again one day. The only things that cannot be replaced are sentimental items.

5. Draw Out a Floor Plan

Draw out the floor plan of your new place, measure all of your furniture, and then scale it down to match the floor plan you drew. Plan how your furniture will fit into your new space, and see how much space you will have leftover afterwards.

If you’re ready to downsize, let 92101 Urban Living help you search. We specialize in the Downtown San Diego real estate and can show you properties that fit your every need! Call us today at (619) 649-0368 and schedule an appointment. ')}